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CEMA to upgrade emergency sirens around county

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In December, the Chatham Emergency Management Agency will be updating the 60 emergency warning sirens located throughout Chatham County, which is required by the Federal Communications Commission.

The required changes will reduce the amount of radio spectrum used by emergency warning sirens and handheld radios when signals are sent out  – also called narrowbanding – to ensure more efficient use of the communications spectrum, according to CEMA.

During the upgrade, the sirens sites may be periodically disabled, according to CEMA. The update is required to be finished by Dec. 31 and the sirens will be working no later than Jan. 1. 

The timing of the project was picked during a time of year when was severe weather would less likely affect the area, according to CEMA.

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